ELKS

Cecil Whig - - SPORTS -

or we’re off and when we’re off—we’re off.”

Mo­ran pitched four in­nings for the Elks. He al­lowed just two hits and one un­earned run. Nick Greg­son threw the fi­nal three in­nings in re­lief, also sur­ren­der­ing a pair of hits while strik­ing out four bat­ters.

“Spec­tac­u­lar, both of them were in the zone, mix­ing things up with lo­ca­tions and speeds and just left the defense work be­hind them,” LeBrun said. “Defense did a good job to­day, too, help­ing them out. [It was a] good all-around game.”

The game took place just two days af­ter Ris­ing Sun re­ceived dev­as­tat­ing news re­gard­ing a mem­ber of its baseball pro­gram. John Kam­pes, a JV baseball coach at the school who also coaches the Mary­land Leg­ends youth travel baseball teams, was se­ri­ously in­jured in a multi-ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dent Satur­day morn­ing near Ris­ing Sun.

“For us, our thoughts and prayers are with Kam­pes and we’re hop­ing ev­ery­thing’s go­ing to be al­right for him,” Van Dyke said.

LeBrun called Kam­pes a ‘ great guy,’ adding “It’s a shame that he had that hap­pen to him.”

Ris­ing Sun ju­nior An­drew An­ders said he was ac­tu­ally de­toured around the

ac­ci­dent, but didn’t know at the time who was in­volved in it.

“I had him as a coach last year,” An­ders said. “He was al­ways en­cour­ag­ing, [and a] good coach.”

Fresh­man pitcher Bran­don Sny­der, who started the sea­son on JV but was called up to var­sity mid­sea­son, of­fered sim­i­lar sen­ti­ments.

“I only had him as a coach for half of this year. He’s a great coach, great man,” he said. “He taught a lot of great things.”

A Go Fund Me page has been cre­ated to help with Kam­pes’ med­i­cal ex­penses.

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